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Sunday, November 27, 2011

First Day of School

I finally got a chance to whip out and use my Nifty Fifties Cartridge.  It goes perfectly with the Echo Park Happy Days Collection.  This collection is so my style. I used it to create a page of my kids first day of first grade and their new school.  They acted like it was just another day but it was very emotional for me. My little boys are getting so big. Time really does fly by.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Jet Skiing

Have I told you lately that I work for the best company in the world!!! This is a layout.  We were on our IT retreat and we all went jet skiing.  It was my first time and it was so much fun! I didn't want to stop.  Can't wait for next summer so I can go jet skiing with my husband.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

More Recipe Swap Layouts

Here are the last 2 recipes for the cricut circle recipe swaps that I have done.  They are finally finished and ready to be shipped.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies


  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1 teaspoon baking soda
  •  1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  •  1/2 cup peanut butter
  •  1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped



1.     Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
2.     Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well. Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.
3.     Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

·         4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped
·         1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
·         6 tablespoons butter
·         3 eggs
·         1 cup white sugar
·         1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
·         1/2 cup all-purpose flour
·         2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
·         1/4 teaspoon baking powder
·         1/4 teaspoon salt
·         1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1.     In the microwave or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup of the chocolate chips, and the butter stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. In a large bowl, whip eggs and sugar until thick and pale, about 2 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and the chocolate mixture until well mixed. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually stir into the chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining 1 cup chocolate chips. Cover dough and chill for at least an hour or overnight.
2.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll chilled dough into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets so they are 2 inches apart.
3.     Bake for 9 to 11 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Snow Fun Layout

Here is my Snow Fun Layout that was featured in the October 2011 issue of Cricut Magazine.
Living in Los Angeles we don't get snow where we live.  But we can drive 2 hours and have a snow day in Angeles Crest with the family.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

So today is the day that I pick a winner for a new preserve cricut cartridge.

Thank you to everyone who visited my blog and participated.  Now for the winner via is number #35

Congratulation to:  Mother of 4. My husband's toys cost more. Please send me your address so I can get your cart sent  out to you!

Thank you again everyone for participating.

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